The Red Witch, known as ‘Rote Hexe’ in Swiss-German, is a delectable unpasteurized, raw cow’s milk cheese crafted from the freshest full cream milk available. Its velvety smooth texture and exquisite flavor profile create a truly unparalleled taste experience. The captivating red rind, achieved through a special paprika rub, not only makes this cheese a visual delight at the cheese counter but also contributes to its delicate umami aroma. The Red Witch is a true culinary delight that will elevate any cheese board, introducing you to a whole new world of taste.
The name of this cheese originates from the Swiss tradition of carnival, celebrated in late February, where people dress up in costumes, often depicting scary characters, to ward off the winter season. This Swiss version of carnival lent inspiration to the name of this remarkable cheese, adding a touch of enchantment to its heritage.
The milk used to create The Red Witch cheese is sourced daily from a network of 28 local farmers located within a 10km radius of the dairy. Only the finest hay and grass-fed milk are utilized in the production of this exceptional Swiss raw milk cheese. This careful sourcing ensures that each bite of The Red Witch delivers the essence of the lush Swiss countryside.
How we wrap your cheese
Freshness of your cheese is important to us. That’s why – unless noted differently in the description – we package all of our cheese in vacuum bags to help minimize travel impacts. However, we understand that some of you prefer cheese being wrapped in cheese wrap. This option is available to you for a small fee (it takes more time to package the cheese this way, that’s why we charge you a little bit more). Unless specifically noted in the description, all cheese will generally have a best before date of at least 14 days, vacuum packed cheese generally about 2 months. Please note that with cheese this is often only a guidance date and does not necessarily mean the cheese will be of lesser quality beyond that date. In fact many soft(er) cheeses are best kept close to or until after that date for maximum ripeness.
How the cheese gets to you
All Alpine Express cheese are shipped in environmentally friendlier, insulated cardboard boxes. The cheese is bolstered with recycled packing paper & kept cold with food grade ice gel pack(s). It is shipped the fastest possible service, usually Australia Post Express. See Australia Post’s Express Delivery Estimator (origin is ‘Brisbane Metro’). From time to time we may choose a different shipping provider depending on speed of service, costs and other factors.
Unless noted otherwise, all cheese boxes are sent on Mondays with an order cut-off time at 9am (Sydney time) that day. You will get a tracking number to follow your parcel’s progress.